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General course structure/schedule of meetings/list of discussion topics

Spring Semester 1

Week Theme Homework due to the day
Felix will adjust timing for homework (due to…) depending on how fast/slow we progress during the semester. Please be aware that timings might change.
Week 1 TUE, 01-23-18 Design Fundamentals,
General introduction, Project Management
THU, 01-25-18 The Vision of Design,
Project Colloquium
1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 1 (p. 9–19), p. 176–177),
2. Develop a Gantt-Chart that reflects the design stages of your project for this semester,
3. Research at least five companies located in the UAE that produce or use material that you could use for building your furniture prototype.
Week 2 TUE, 01-30-18 Moodboard presentation 1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 78),
2. Think about three furniture (products) you would like to design,
3. Create a Moodboard for each product.
THU, 02-01-18 Drawing Workshop
Week 3 TUE, 02-06-18 Field trip to Warehouse 421 exhibition: In The Making,
Ideation (Brainstorming, Mind-Maps)
1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 56-57, 66-67)
2. Create a mind map on your selected idea.
3. Create a Word-cloud about your selected furniture.
THU, 02-08-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 1, No. 2), class discussion
Deadline for sending Felix the following:
1. your Gant Chart (PDF),
2. a picture of your Moodboard of your selected furniture,
3. the mind-map relating to a theme or topic about your furniture,
4. the word-cloud that highlights what you would like to focus on with your furniture
Week 4 TUE, 02-13-18 The Function of Design,
Project Colloquium
1. Create several conceptual drawings that visualise your idea.
THU, 02-15-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 3), class discussion
Week 5 TUE, 02-20-18 Project colloquium,
Case-study presentations (No. 4)
1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 21–45)
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Utopias, Visions, Concepts, and Trends: p. 216–225)
THU, 02-22-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 5, No. 6), class discussion
Go through this compilation of presentation rules
Week 6 TUE, 02-27-18 Rapid Prototyping,
Project Colloquium

1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 94–119)
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Design and Technology: p. 239–261)
3. Build a Mock-Up/Quick & Dirty Prototype of your object
THU, 03-01-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 7, No. 8), class discussion
Week 7 TUE, 03-06-18 Production Workshop with Esteban, Project Colloquium Build a Cardboard Prototype of object (1:1 or scaled model: clean!)
THU, 03-08-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 9, No. 10), class discussion

Spring Semester 2

Week 8 TUE, 03-20-18 Graphic Design & Typography (lecture), project colloquium
THU, 03-22-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 11, No. 12, No.13), class discussion
1. Project Report 1/6
2. Watch 'Helvetica'
Week 9 TUE, 03-27-18 Interface Design (lecture), project colloquium 1. Project Report 2/6,
2. Name for your furniture
3. Logo for your furniture,
4. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, Design and its Context(p. 189–201),
THU, 03-29-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 14, No. 15), class discussion
Develop your prototype further!
Week 10 TUE, 04-03-18 Intro to Tools I. 1. Project Report 3/6,
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, On the Communicative Function of Design (p. 148–186)
THU, 04-05-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 16, No. 17), class discussion
Develop your prototype further!
Week 11 TUE, 04-10-18 Intro to Tools II. 1. Project Report 4/6,
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 6 (Testing), p. 121–137, chapter 7 (Evaluation & Selection), p. 139-155,
3. Watch 'Objectified'
4. Watch Dieter Rams teasers
THU, 04-12-18 Case-study presentations
(No. 18, No. 19, No. 20),
Develop your prototype further!
Week 12 TUE, 04-17-18 Design & Architecture (lecture), project colloquium 1. Project Report 5/6,
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, Architecture and Design (p. 202–215),
3. Watch 'Urbanized'
THU, 04-19-18 Prototyping & realisation in the Engineering Design Studio Develop your prototype further!
Week 13 TUE, 04-24-18 Prototyping & realisation in the Engineering Design Studio Project Report 6/6
THU, 04-26-18 Prototyping & realisation in the Engineering Design Studio 1. Document your project (write a short 200 words text about your project, digitalize your drawings, take pictures),
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 8 (Communicating), p. 156-173)
Week 14 TUE, 05-01-18 Presentation and demonstration of project
THU, 05-03-18 Preperation for Exhibition8:00AM – 6:00PM: All students set-up their final furniture prototype at the exhibition.
Exhibition Opening Exhibition Opening at 7pm !
Week 15 TUE, 05-08-18 wrap-up session Document your project (produce a video)


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